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New Animal Shelter for Cameron

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Hi Friends,

My name is Georgia Drager. Today i'm asking for your help to get a new animals shelter for Cameron. Cameron Missouri is in need of a new animal shelter. The current shelter is way beyond its useful life. The current building is inadequate and dangerous for the people working there and the animals. Last year the State Inspector for Missouri inspected the building and nearly shut the building down. City employees worked quickly to make changes to the building to pass for the bare minimum requirements to get their State License to stay in operation until a new shelter can be decided on.

The last few months the City Council called on a few individuals from the community to form an animal shelter committee. This committee has been working extremely hard, volunteering hours and hours, making phone calls, having meetings to reviewing the plans that were developed by the architect for the new shelter. The committee exhausted all options for finding the most cost effective, realistic, best version of a shelter for our growing community.

Numbers aren't exact right now because everyday there are changes in the cost of the materials it would take to build the shelter. Based on the requirements by the State of Missouri, the size, and the city requirements, the building is estimating to cost between six hundred thousand dollars and seven hundred eighty-eight thousand dollars. The decision for A new shelter is now in the hands of the City Council. They will review the plans, take into consideration the poor condition of the current shelter, decide on a price, choose what is best for the community and vote on whether Cameron will get a new animal shelter.

The City Council is looking for support and transparency with the community of Cameron before making their final decision on building a new shelter. Today I ask your support for this shelter, for the people and animals of Cameron. I ask you to take this opportunity to express your interest and your desire for a new shelter that Cameron can be proud of. A place where people, high school students, community organizations can go to volunteer, work, foster and adopt an animal. A safe place where the homeless strays, the surrendered souls can have a chance at a new beginning. A safe, clean shelter where a family pet would wait to be reunited with its family if it became lost and animal control picked it up!

With a new shelter would come new opportunities for the people of our community while serving the City of Cameron. There would be volunteer opportunities and employment opportunities. The building would give students a chance to read to the animals, care for the animals, socialize the cats, walk the dogs, put on fundraisers for spay/neuter programs, foster programs, and a medical fund for injured animals that may enter the shelter. The new building would be located near the new Cameron Dog Park! This would be perfect for volunteers to take dogs down to the park to exercise! The vision and opportunities to better the community through a new animal shelter are endless. Please help me, help the community and speak for those who have no voice.

Sign this petition today and let your voice be heard, show your support today for the future of Cameron.

Please sign, share where you are from, and SHARE! If we could get around 6,000 signatures that would speak volumes to City Council!

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mohandas Gandhi

Thank you all for your support!

-Georgia Drager

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